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2021 Dec 30

Semin Arthritis Rheum

Effects of body weight and fat mass on back pain – direct mechanical or indirect through inflammatory and metabolic parameters?


Perera RS, Chen L, Hart DJ, Spector TD, Arden NK, Ferreira ML, Radojčić MR
Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2021 Dec 30:151935.
PMID: 35027244.


While reports indicate the association between obesity and back pain, its mechanism is still unclear. Thus, we aimed to investigate the effects of weight and its components on back pain in middle-aged women while considering direct mechanical and indirect effects via inflammatory and metabolic parameters.